Amazon Looks To Cut Into Ticketmaster With New “Amazon Tickets” Service

first_imgIf there’s one part of the live music experience that most fans don’t like, it’s buying the tickets. High profile shows often become a mad dash to the finish line on Ticketmaster, and exorbitant fees always leave us groaning. Fortunately, Amazon is coming to the rescue with a new service, Amazon Tickets.Amazon launched “Amazon Tickets” in the UK last year, selling tickets to concerts and theater performances. By explaining fees upfront and connecting to your Amazon profile, the new Amazon Tickets platform was very well received for its initial launch. However, as recode reports, Amazon has recently put out job listings in new markets and hired new people in others, including the US, Europe and Asia.The job posting reads, “[O]ur vision goes beyond just selling tickets as we aim to disrupt the entire live entertainment experience, including what happens before, during and after the show… The ticketing business is ripe for innovation and improvement, as much of the industry has not fundamentally changed since the 1970s.”Though Ticketmaster/Live Nation do have a stronghold over the US ticket market, they would certainly face major competition from an Amazon ticketing service, especially if it is particularly well received.last_img read more

Morning Jog Turns Into Police Chase

first_imgDalton police chief Jason Parker’s daily run on Thanksgiving morning ended with him apprehending a would-be burglar, Georgia’s The Daily-Citizen reports. As Parker was out on his morning running route, he witnessed a man with a bin entering an outbuilding in the backyard of a house and coming out with the bin loaded full of an assortment of items. When Parker called out to the man, Thomas Daniel Green, he took off running, and Parker gave chase, identifying himself as a police officer. Parker caught up with Green and the burglar, who was unlucky enough to rob a house on a police chief jogging route, was brought into custody.Although he got a little more of a workout than planned, Parker said that he reacted the way any officer would.last_img

Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal clashes

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 12:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link964Shares Michael Owen Premier League predictions Watford vs Norwich: Watford winArsenal vs Leicester: Arsenal winMan City vs Newcastle: Man City winSheff Utd vs Wolves: Wolves winWest Ham vs Burnley: DrawBrighton vs Liverpool: Liverpool winBournemouth vs Spurs: Spurs win Everton vs Southampton: DrawAston Villa vs Man Utd: Man Utd win ‘Two more wins, against Burnley and Chelsea, would match the record of Sunderland who managed to win every one of their home games just 128 years ago!‘Liverpool continue to look fully motivated in their efforts to break one or two other records in addition to winning the Premier League and the really concerning stat for Brighton fans is that their team have played Liverpool five times in the Premier League and have lost all five, scoring just two goals and conceding thirteen. ‘I fancy another difficult day for Brighton and ultimately a 2-1 loss for the Seagulls.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Will United secure another win? (Picture: AFP via Getty)‘Next up is the visit of Manchester United who are in scintillating form at present as they extended their unbeaten run to 16 games with a 5-2 stroll against Bournemouth at the weekend.‘United have won eleven of the last 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides and I can’t see beyond another stroll in the park for the Red Devils.’He also expects Chelsea to pick up three points against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, which would see them move third if the results go as he predicts.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Chelsea have won 15 of the 21 matches between these two sides in the Premier League and you have to go back to 2017 for the last time the Eagles managed a win. I see this being another win for Chelsea, adding further pressure to those teams in and around the Champions League qualification places,’ he added.League leaders Liverpool are targeting Manchester City’s record points total and Owen also expects them to pick up another win.‘Liverpool eventually recorded their 17th consecutive home win of the season and their 24th in total with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa,’ said Owen. Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal clashes Comment Owen made his predictions (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen is expecting Manchester United to move level on points with third-place Leicester by the end of play on Thursday. The former Liverpool, United and England striker thinks his former club will beat Aston Villa on Thursday, while Leicester will slip up against Arsenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are just three points behind Leicester and two off fourth-place Chelsea – who he expects to beat Crystal Palace this weekend.He said of Arsenal’s clash with Leicester on Tuesday night in his Bet Victor column: ‘One worrying stat for all Foxes fans is that they haven’t been able to record a win away at Arsenal in 26 attempts in all competitions, and that was before I was born (2-0 on September 8th 1973)! AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I see that unenviable run continuing with a 2-1 home win to the Gunners.’As for United’s trip to Villa Park, he added: ‘Aston Villa actually played well at Anfield on Sunday early evening but came away with nothing for their efforts. ‘They are now without a win in ten games and things don’t get any easier as far as their fixtures are concerned. Advertisementlast_img read more